Computational sense for digital librarians

Michael B. Twidale, David M. Nichols

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This chapter discusses the role of technology in digital library education. It explores how elements of computer science and library science can be blended to produce an appropriate "computational sense" for future digital librarians. Elements of this approach include: metacognitive skills in learning about new computational resources, fluency in tailoring applications and a view of computing applications as codesigned artifacts that can evolve in response to the changing needs of users. The development of spreadsheets is used as an example of technological development that was well-designed to support both ease of use and incremental skill acquisition. The discussion in this chapter aims to inform the development of digital library software tools-particularly those used in educational contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Digital Libraries
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Development, and Impact
PublisherIGI Global
Pages552-561
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781599048796
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Twidale, M. B., & Nichols, D. M. (2009). Computational sense for digital librarians. In Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact (pp. 552-561). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch057

Computational sense for digital librarians. / Twidale, Michael B.; Nichols, David M.

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact. IGI Global, 2009. p. 552-561.

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Twidale, MB & Nichols, DM 2009, Computational sense for digital librarians. in Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact. IGI Global, pp. 552-561. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch057
Twidale MB, Nichols DM. Computational sense for digital librarians. In Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact. IGI Global. 2009. p. 552-561 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch057
Twidale, Michael B. ; Nichols, David M. / Computational sense for digital librarians. Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact. IGI Global, 2009. pp. 552-561
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